What code did you have before you changed the sensor?I just replaced my cam sensor. im very sure that i plugged that back in. and that was the only thing i ever disconnected under my hood. i purchased the sensor from pep boys. is it possible the part failed? not like i could have tested it before using it. my gas was terrible today by the way after installing this new sensor. like half a tank gave me only 50 miles. mostly 60mph zones too.
That P0010 code refers to a CMP Camshaft position sensor. On a typical engine, it should crank when cylinder 2 is at top dead center (TDC). Far as seeing the sensor is "good" (good is a behavior) it should fire right up with no DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code). I will ask at school tomorrow to see what ALLDATA and my instructor says about fixing itI have the same problem. What would be the symptoms if the sensor was good?
That could be as well sir. SAE rates their oil for viscosity reasons, meaning, the higher the grade, the more resistance it has against the moving engine components. Most cars are rated generally 5w-30 (5 Winter 30 viscosity rating). So if you did a 10w-30, it may trigger a sensor to go sense a CMP is present and a distributor isn't.Ecotec variable valve engines are very oil viscosity sensitive and to regular oil changes. P0010 is a dtc set when the cam position sensor detects that the cam position hasn't followed ECM command. The cam actuators are moved by oil pressure. My guess is that last oil change introduced wrong oil viscosity.
If it were wrong grade of oil, then the oil has areas to go into the valvetrain that OEM spec oil cant get into. My teacher quoted "Ive never heard of a p0010, but a p0011 does ring a bell. Cars today are distributor less and rely on position sensors to mimic a distributor for spark timing. If the oil is too thick than what the manufacturer specs are, then your oil will slide into areas where its not supposed to go and that may cause to trigger a DTC (diagnostic trouble code)."
Thats exactly what mine does, with the same error code.
For and oil flush, I personally dont know how much they will charge you, but what will be done is that they will remove your valve cover and oil pan gasket, then dump diesel fuel to flush out all the oil. Sounds kinda odd, but thats how GM does things these days for flushing the motor from bad oil.Thats exactly what mine does, with the same error code.
i think i should just take this issue straight to a gm dealer and get this professionally done. Anybody have a rough idea how much this is going to cost me at the dealer?